AMR Collection Breaks Ground on New Secrets Property in Punta Cana

From Left to Right: President & CEO of Apple Leisure Group and Executive Vice President of Hyatt, Alejandro Reynal; Minister of Tourism, David Collado; the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader; President of Codelpa, Álvaro Peña; and resort partner, Juan Carlos Pendones commemorate the groundbreaking of Secrets Tides Punta Cana at a press conference during DATE.
From Left to Right: President & CEO of Apple Leisure Group and Executive Vice President of Hyatt, Alejandro Reynal; Minister of Tourism, David Collado; the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader; President of Codelpa, Álvaro Peña; and resort partner, Juan Carlos Pendones commemorate the groundbreaking of Secrets Tides Punta Cana at a press conference during DATE.

Apple Leisure Group (ALG), part of Hyatt, continues to expand with an ALG affiliate signing of Secrets Tides Punta Cana. The new-build resort will be the Secrets Resorts & Spas brand’s third resort in Punta Cana and AMR Collection’s 13th resort in the destination.

Expected to open in Fall 2023, Secrets Tides Punta Cana will feature 670 rooms, including swim out suites, all offering views of the Caribbean Sea or gardens. The adults-only resort intends to provide guests with an intimate hideaway surrounded by foliage, modern architecture and views. The new property is designed to bring guests together while providing secret nooks for quiet moments.

On 12MAY, Codelpa, Secrets Tides Punta Cana’s owner, help a press conference for the groundbreaking ceremony during the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE). Key attendees included the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader; the Minister of Tourism, David Collado; President of Codelpa, Álvaro Peña; President & CEO of ALG and Executive Vice President of Hyatt, Alejandro Reynal; President of Grupo Martinón, Enrique Martinón; President of Asonahores, Rafael Blanco; and Vice President of Asonahores, Andrés Marranzini.

“We are thrilled to introduce Secrets Tides Punta Cana as AMR Collection’s newest addition to further strengthen the brand’s presence in the Dominican Republic, where AMR Collection has 13 branded resorts – including 11 open and two under construction – and 6,500 rooms across five award-winning brands,” said Javier Coll, Group President of Global Business Development at ALG.

According to Coll, the new resort will have an investment of USD $175 million by owner Alvaro Peña of Codelpa, who is also overseeing construction, while generating approximately 2,435 jobs in the destination, including more than 2,000 construction jobs, 935 direct jobs and over 1,500 indirect jobs.

As part of the brand’s Unlimited-Luxury inclusions, Secrets Tides Punta Cana will offer six gourmet à la carte dining choices, including a Mediterranean Asian fusion restaurant and a Brazilian-themed restaurant, a buffet restaurant, 8 bars and lounges, pool and beach service, unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room and concierge services, a Secrets Spa by Pevonia, daily activities and entertainment, nightly events and more.

For more information, visit AMR Collection's web site.

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